Weekly Blend: April 29, 2016

The Weekly Blend is your ‘weekly’ source covering real estate news that you just may have missed. Our hard at work Weekly Blend crew scours the web, newsgroups and forums looking for obscure, bizarre, interesting and informative real estate (or real estate related) stories. If you have one you’d like to share please feel free to share it in our comments section or tweet about it using the hashtag #WeeklyBlend. So brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy these stories…maybe even share them with friends or colleagues. Happy reading!

Here are my weekly picks:

Need some new digs? Coldwell Banker has put the X-Men’s X-Mansion up for sale.

In other mansion-related news, Queen Elizabeth’s grandparents’ house is on the market for £30 million.

The house from Psycho is sitting on top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hurry it’s only going to be there until October 31st.

An artist has built miniature houses to put on top of steaming manholes in New York City.

Last year, Katz’s Delicatessen sold two neighboring properties and its air rights for about $17 million. The arrangement ensures that, for at least another generation, New Yorkers will be able to get corned beef and brisket.

Meet an Alberta dad who is using his imagination (and construction know-how) to make kids’ dreams come true in the form of incredibly elaborate playhouses.

This short film from Lowe’s home improvement store shows that sometimes all a house needs is a little love (you may need some tissue).

According to a study done by real estate research firm Green Street Advisors, department stores need to close hundreds of locations if they would like to survive.

Earlier this month, Paris’ mayor unveiled a $1-billion revamp of the city’s dilapidated main shopping and transport complex, Les Halles.

Hoping to entice big buyers, elite REALTORS® and home stagers in Los Angeles are decorating with gallery and museum art.

LinkedIn moved into a new office space and it’s pretty fantastic to look at.

Do you use any of these terms? Learn the actual meaning of these real estate “code words” before looking for a new place. (VIDEO)

From bomb shelter to glamour pad: Developer Stefan F. Höglmaier breathes new life into a World War II relic in Munich.

Neighbours would like to tell Full House fans to cut it out when it comes to posing for pictures in front of the San Francisco Victorian home.

Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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